Sunday, April 5, 2009


I have been horribly neglecting my blog. I honestly haven't had much to say.

Leah had her first tball game this weekend and did great. Her team ended up winning 18-11 and I was so proud.

Baseball season finally started so you'll hear lots of talk about my Astros over the course of the next 161 games. I fear it's going to be a very long season, but I'm still holding out hope. I'm afraid we didn't get the pitching that we needed to have a successful season, but we shall see.

I've been religiously watching American Idol but now that tball has started I'm afraid I'll be missing quite a bit of it. I'm wondering if there's a place I can watch the performances on the internet somewhere even if I can't vote. I can at least keep up. There will be nights I can still watch.

Had a sickie in the house today. Laila managed to cover nearly the whole house in her "sick" and let me tell you, after cleaning that up, I'm glad it's over. I hope she was the only one. Pray no one else gets it.

Jobs are scarce this week, and I'm not sure why. I need to work enough to pay for my plane ticket to VA in June. I'm going to visit a very dear friend of mine and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm just hoping it pans out like I'm thinking it will.

Well, I think I've exhausted about all of my conversation topics and my laptop battery is low. Hope all is well for everyone.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All put together.

I finally got my Project 365 album picked out and all put together. Everything is ready and waiting for pictures and journaling. I did send off for my first set of pictures. I figured that with it being almost 1/3 of the way through the year I should get cracking on that. I feel a tremendous weight lifted since I got it all done.

Now I can't wait to use the paper (shhh, don't tell) that I bought at HL the other day. I was trying to restrict my paper buying, but I used so much paper on my Project 365 that my stash was really depleted so I bought some more to replace it. Didn't buy any solid cardstock, which I should have, but I did buy two really neat stacks, and I'm over the moon about them.

I love paper!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

No idea what # we're on/365

Could someone catch me up? What day # is this? I've actually been taking pictures, so I decided to share the one I took today. I doubt I'll be able to keep up once I start back to work, but I do want to be able to share every once in a while. This one is definitely worth sharing.

March 19-The azalea bush in our yard has bloomed like crazy and I took the opportunity to take some pictures of my only slightly unwilling subject. What a lovely day it was!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Never going to catch up

I'm never going to catch up with picture posts, and I think I'm okay with that. I may end up just posting my finished pages once I start getting these developed, which I need to do quite soon. We're already into month 3, and I haven't gotten any of my photos developed. I'll be working on that before the end of this month, that's for sure. I've already done the bulk of my journaling, so that's a good thing.

I've had lots of neat photo ops lately. Laila has started t-ball, and that's provided a lot of interesting subject matter. I can't wait until Opening Day. It's April 4. It seems like a lifetime away, but I know once practices get rolling, it will be here before I know it. I'm thrilled that she was able to get signed up and get into it because she's been asking to play since November when she decided that dance wasn't for her. I think she's more of an athlete anyway.

This week proves to be a pretty busy one as well. Tomorrow night we have talent show practice, (Leah wants to be in the talent show that's a fundraiser for the Prom), Tuesday night I'm thinking we have nothing. Leah needs to practice for the talent show that night, and she's also got a dance recital this weekend. The actual talent show is Wednesday night, so we'll be forgoing Awanas for that. Thursday night she'll need to practice more for her recital, and then Friday is the big day. She's dancing in a recital with my niece Kristin, who's a junior in high school. Each of the girls got to pick a little girl to teach the dance to and dance along with in the recital and Kristin picked Leah. I'm really excited to see the final product. All I know is that they're dancing to That's How You Know from Enchanted. I really can't wait. Saturday I'm supposed to go to a scrapbook get together, but we'll see how that works out. It really depends on the babysitting situation. I really would like to go, even if only for a little while, but I don't want to have to overuse my parents for non work related outings. Sunday is another girl scout cookie booth, and let me tell you, I'll be glad when that's over. The following week is Spring Break, and it can NOT come soon enough.

That's about everything that's going on for now. This time change has really messed me up, so I'm going to try to get myself to bed before my body tells me it's time. Night all.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Journaling for my photos.

Okay, since I'm not posting the pictures at this particular moment, I'll need to journal so I don't forget. This won't make much sense since you can't see the photos, but it's more for my own records.

January 31st-Bathing Beauties just got out of the bath, all wrapped up and ready for the bedtime routine.
February 1st-Super Bowl Sunday, Leah bought me some I heart Football earrings and I decided to day was as good a day as any to wear them.
February 2nd-Starting reading the Twilight series today. Am loving it so far.
February 3rd-My absolute disaster of a scrapbook desk, this is where my mojo went. It's under all this mess somewhere.
February 4th-Subbed at the intermediate today. Some of the kiddos drew me some pictures and Valentines. They're so sweet at that age.
February 5th-My new bag. I heart shoes, it says. And I really do.
February 6th-Finally got my ID tag for work, so now I'm official! YAY!
February 7th-Finished the Twilight series today. It took me less than a week, and I'm still anxious for more. I guess the movie's next on my agenda.
February 8th-Seemed like a good day for everyone to have pigtails. They didn't last long, but they were still adorable, and I'm glad we did it. At least they left them up through lunch.
February 9th-The dam on the way to Livingston Walmart. We make this drive at least once a week, and it's a sight we see often.
February 10th-Starting making bows today. I'm having a blast. Like I have time for another hobby.
February 11th-Laila had to have shots today, and her daddy told me it didn't go well. She told me "I told the nurse not to do it to me, but she doed it to me, and it hurt!"
February 12th-Attempting to clean off my mess of a desk so I can get my groove back. Picture taken by Laila.
February 13th-Took the kiddos to the doctor today because everyone is sick. We got loaded up with medication.
February 14th-My valentine. Nyquil. This goes down in history as the worst Valentine's Day ever.
February 15th-In an effort to make me feel better, my sweet husband barbecued today. It was deliciously divine, as always.
February 16th-Still sick. This about sums up the entire mood in our household at the moment.
February 17th-Food Network helps me sleep. I love it.
February 18th-My new Paula Abdul-esque bracelet. Of course, mine was much cheaper than hers are, but no one has to know.
February 19th-Leah practicing her girl scout promise and girl scout law with utter and complete enthusiasm. Doesn't she look excited?
February 20th-Laila's pony, Alinda, and the homemade leash she made for her. Taken by one of the children as we were getting ready to go pick up girl scout cookies./
February 21st-They've taken over our home. The girl scout cookies are everywhere!
February 22nd-Freezing ourselves to death all for the good of the girl scouts. We sold 105 boxes today. Not too shabby.

That's all I've got for now. Maybe the pictures will come along at some point.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Nearing the end?

I'm hoping that this nasty sickness I've had is nearing its end because if it isn't, I'm going to find the nearest bus and jump in front of it. Not being able to breathe and not being able to sleep is really taking its toll on me. I cough all day and all night, and it's making me cranky. I'm thinking I might sit at my desk and scrap some today, but being upright doesn't seem to be the thing for me right now, so we'll see how all that goes. I was hoping to catch up on posting my pictures today, but that seems like too much effort. I have to go back to work tomorrow, so I'm trying to conserve my energy. *sigh*


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Still kicking...errrr...clicking...

I'm still keeping up with my Project 365. I've come to the conclusion that there's no possible way I have time to sit down at the computer every day and post my pictures. I do intend to post them at some point, but it will have to be in bunches, and it definitely can't be right now. LOL...the only reason I have time to write this is because my kiddo is home from school sick today. She's knocked out on cough medicine right now and that's my only window of time. I'm not working tomorrow either, even though I was supposed to sub at the junior high, but since I'm keeping Laila home from school tomorrow too I can't really go in to work.

That's about all I've got for now. Hopefully I can find time this weekend to make some effort to catch up. If everyone would just stop blogging until I have time to read them all, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks. ;)